The Scottish Government are now producing face mask exemption cards for those with health conditions, disabilities or other circumstances where a face covering might cause difficulty or distress.

Physical and digital cards are available to request online from 29 October at www.exempt.scot or via a free helpline on 0800 121 6240.

FCE Manager, Nina Munday shares our views on the launch of this new card:

‘We at Fife Centre for Equalities welcome the launch of an official exemption card in Scotland. Like many equality organisations, we have received numerous enquiries from disabled people who have been refused entry by shops or services because they could not wear a mask or face covering for legitimate reasons. We hope the official exemption card will alleviate some of the added stress experienced by disabled people.’
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